Press TV — August 11, 2014
Newly-found evidence indicates that Japan’s electronics giant, Sony, has assisted Israel in its deadly offensive against the besieged Gaza Strip, Press TV reports.
A piece of an Israeli rocket discovered by Press TV correspondent in Gaza showed that Sony Corporation has provided the Israel regime with cameras and high-tech control boards to equip its missiles.
A camera apparently manufactured by Sony has been mounted on the rocket piece to help Israeli warplanes choose their targets in the Gaza Strip.
The discovery comes as Israel launched a military offensive in Gaza on July 8 and has since carried out a large number of airstrikes across the blockaded enclave. Israeli forces also began a ground offensive against the besieged Palestinian territory on July 17.
At least 1,942 Palestinians, including 470 children, have so far been killed and nearly 10,000 injured in the offensive.
The Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, has been launching retaliatory attacks against Israel.
While the Israeli army says around 65 Israelis have been killed in the conflict, Hamas puts the number at more than 150.
Earlier this month, US President Barack Obama also signed a bill granting an additional USD 225 million in US taxpayer dollars for Israel’s Iron Dome missile system despite Tel Aviv’s onslaught on Gaza.
Washington has provided hundreds of millions of dollars for Israel’s Iron Dome in the past. It is designed to intercept rockets and artillery shells fired from a range of four to 70 kilometers.